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Knight Commission Sees Integrity of College Sports at Risk

[Sessions and video with NCAA President Mark Emmert; experts on college football and health and safety benefits and protections]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics said today that recent college sports scandals have threatened not only the integrity of intercollegiate athletics but raised basic questions about the NCAA’s ability to prevent abuses, protect the rights of athletes and clean up corruption. At today’s fall meeting, NCAA President Mark Emmert told the Knight Commission, “We cannot go into the next basketball season without seeing fundamental change in the way college basketball is operating.”

October 2017 meeting

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NCAA President Mark Emmert to Address Knight Commission Fall Meeting on October 30

Who The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics co-chaired by Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Carol Cartwright, president emeritus, Kent State University and Bowling Green State University. Speakers and panelists will include Mark Emmert, NCAA president; Ray Anderson, vice president for university athletics and athletics director at Arizona State University; Nancy Armour, USA

Updated Graphs on Division I College Sports Finances

In an effort to strengthen financial transparency, the Knight Commission produces information to describe the financial landscape of Division I college sports. Click on each link below for graphs on: Where the Money Comes From and Where the Money Goes for Division I college sports public institutions Where the Money Comes From and Where the

Knight Commission Tackles Diversity in College Sports

Diverse Issues in Higher Education published a story May 1 about the Knight Commission’s work to improve diversity in college sports leadership. The story focused on discussions at the Commission’s May 1 meeting in Washington on whether college sports should adopt a version of the “Rooney Rule,” the NFL policy that requires teams to interview minority

Knight Commission Challenges College Football Playoff on Diversity, Health

Inside Higher Ed posted a story May 2 on the Knight Commission’s challenge to the College Football Playoff to promote player health and player safety, and increase diversity in college sports leadership. The story summarized the Commission’s recommendations to reallocate money for these causes, made at the Commission’s May 1 meeting in Washington. It quoted

Washington Post Examines Leadership Diversity Issues Raised at Knight Commission Meeting

The Washington Post published an article on the NCAA’s diversity initiatives discussed at the May 1 meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. The article focused on the NCAA’s recent voluntary “Pledge and Commitment to Promoting Diversity and Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics,” and noted that 30 percent of NCAA member institutions had yet

Supplemental Background Documents Provided by Panelists

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics: Public Meeting Agenda (Holeman Lounge) Video (session 1) Figures produced by Knight Commission of College Football Playoff 8:45 – 10:30 a.m. The Future of College Football: A Focus on Finances and Player Benefits and Protections Bob Bowlsby, commissioner, Big 12 Conference; chair, NCAA Football Oversight Committee Judy MacLeod, commissioner, Conference

Knight Commission Calls for Change in College Football Playoff Revenues to Address National Challenges Facing the Sport

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called for the College Football Playoff to invest some of its revenue for the first time in national initiatives supporting the health and safety of football players and in programs to increase diversity among football coaches. In addition, the Commission urged the College Football Playoff to follow the NCAA’s lead in adding current or former student-athletes to its board of managers.